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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2015, Article ID 179642, 4 pages
Case Report

Traumatic Hallux Varus Treated by Minimally Invasive Extensor Hallucis Brevis Tenodesis

Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, North District Hospital, 9 Po Kin Road, Sheung Shui, New Territories, Hong Kong

Received 22 July 2015; Revised 22 November 2015; Accepted 30 November 2015

Academic Editor: Ali F. Ozer

Copyright © 2015 C. N. Cheung and T. H. Lui. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A case of traumatic hallux varus due to avulsion fracture of the lateral side of the base of proximal phalanx was reported. The lateral instability of the first metatarsophalangeal joint was believed to be due to the disruption of adductor hallucis function. It was successfully managed by minimally invasive extensor hallucis brevis tenodesis.